Barry Good

(Apologies in advance for shameless, sappy nepotism.) My uncle, Barry Fountain, is one of the people I most enjoy being around. He is extremely funny, talented, and humble -- so humble that it wasn't until my cousin Jenny Rose sent me this article that I realized he was retiring from teaching at Maple Valley's Tahoma High, for real this time. Even if I weren't related to him, it's the sort of tribute to an unsung hero that would make me well up, and includes one of the most gorgeous, spot-on quotes from an educator I've ever read: "Kids don't care what you teach them until you teach them that you care." They couldn't script that any better. Edward James Olmos, eat your heart out.

comments powered by Disqus

Friends to Follow